Designer Digs: Burberry Prosrum

Top Ten Facts About Carpet Bags/Baggers & Baguettes (j/k)

Carpet Bag is a traveling bag made of carpet, commonly from an oriental rug, ranging in size from a small purse to a large duffel bag.

  1. They were made by saddle makers in many town and cities and were many sizes and shape.
  2. Carpetbags were the first suitcases made in large numbers.
  3. Carpet Bags, sometimes also served as a “railway rug”, a common item in the 19th century for warmth in drafty, unheated rail-cars. The rug could either be opened as a blanket, or latched up on the sides as a traveling bag.
  4. Ordinary people were traveling in large numbers, and there was an need for cheap luggage ,so thousands of carpetbags were manufactured.
  5. When you traveled during the Civil War (1861-1865) and though the 1870, you packed your Carpetbag .
  6. By the 1860’s carpetbags were carried by all most everyone, Men, Women, well to do , middle class and not so well to do.
  7. This became a way to identify an outsider (traveler). All these outsiders (identified by their Carpetbag) were called Carpetbaggers and still are in many places.
  8. It became the term to refer to a Yankee who moved to the south and usually meant a “damn Yankee and not to be trusted, a scoundrel”.
  9. Probably the worst Carpetbaggers were the politicians who used their positions in the corrupt Reconstruction Government to enrich themselves through bribes, graft and other despicable acts at the expense of native Southerners.
  10. Today the dictionary defines a Carpetbagger as “ an outsider involved in politics”.

Works Cited: http://www.thecarpetbagger.com/history.htm

Xoxo,

Designer Digs: D’Squared2

OMG, the new campaign for  is so cute!!!

We love the sleek, tailored, primp/proper Sixties vibe,  mixed with amazing textures and silhouettes!!!

Check it here:








Check their Website for more info:

Xoxo,

Flashback Friday: Funny 60’s Ads + Vintage Beatles / Elvis Articles!

Happy Flashback Friday!

This week we bring you a look back at the simpler days in life…

We grabbed some ads / interesting article from Glamour Mag (circa 1967!):

And here’s some cool Beatles / Elvis articles from a Screen Stories (circa 1968) and Silver Screen (circa 1666) for you to scope out!

THE BEATLES / Screen Stories (1968)

ELVIS / Silver Screen (1966)

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Xoxo,

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Top Ten Party Picks!

Top Ten Party Picks

1. Rare London Strappy Black Dress
topshop.com

2. Vince Camuto Tweed Jacket
nordstrom.com

3. Michael Kors Snake Skin Sandals
macys.com

4. Kate spade Necklace
katespade.com

5. GUESS Ring
macys.com

6. CÉLINE Black Sunglasses
lindelepalais.com

7. Rock N Rose Rhinestone Headband
spoiledbrat.co.uk

8. Jerry Terrence Original Vintage Stripe Handbag
jtcarpetbag.com

9. DIOR Manicure tool
dior.com

10. DIOR Black Eye Makeup
blivakker.no
Xoxo,
                          

Weekend Wrap-Up: Featuring Winter Blogger Style / Hot Cocoa How To’s

Hello fellow Winter Wonderlanders!

So, we know living in Southern California is rarely cold, and we get kinda bummed (well, not tooo much!) that we can’t usually layer up in those amazing winter coats and scarves, let alone gloves! But this weekend was actually nice, because it was chilly and we got to finally test out our winter gear!

We love to get inspiration from bloggers around the world in their winter garbs, and put together 

FAVE BLOGGER LOOKS
from this past weekend.

Take a look-see!

1. Irina Lakicevic from A Portable Package wears: Current & Elliot dungarees, Vanessa Brunocoat, Acne shirt (mens), Saint Laurent pumps, by Malene Birger purse, vintage necklace and Eddie Borgo bracelet.

 

2. Anouska Proetta Brandon wears: Marks & Spencer jacket & top, SuperTrash boots, Guess skirt & backpack, Chupi rings.

 

3. Andy Torres from Style Scrapbook wears:  Coat by  ZARA, Sweater by COS, Dress by & Other Stories, Boots by Coach, Bag by Proenza Schouler.

 

4. Hallie Daily wears Camel Coat by Reiss, Red Mini Clutch by Reiss, Rockstud Shoes by Valentino, Plaid Shirt by J.CrewSkinny Jeans by JBrand, Sunglasses by Ray Ban Clubmaster

 

5. Alexandra from Lovely Pepa wears: Coat by Minusey (au/w 13-14), Jeans by J Brand, Booties by Anine Bing, Beanie by h&m (au/w 13-14), Bag by Givenchy Antigona


6. Hanneli Mustaparta from Hanneli does a  Coveteur shoot for Mercedes Benz (out in January) and wears:  Dress by Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti, Dress by  Valentino,  Shoes by Calvin Klein Collection,  Anklet by  Jennifer Fisher.

…Oh, and BTW- We totally re-discovered Hot Chocolate (with Peppermint!) and Starbucks doesn’t mess around with theirs! We liked it so much, we hunted down a top-secret recipe with instructions on how to DIY it at home 🙂

PEPPERMINT HOT COCOA

Ingredients:
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups milk (substitute soy if desired- we like the vanilla soy!)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
garnish whipped cream
1 stick  candy cane (the mini ones are appropriate size for these measurements)

Instructions:
1. Combine the water, cocoa, sugar and candy cane in a 16-ounce microwave-safe pitcher, such as a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Zap the mixture on high for 30 seconds, or until hot. Stir well to create chocolate syrup.
2. Add the milk to the chocolate syrup and microwave the mixture for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until hot. Add the vanilla and pour the drink into a 16-ounce coffee mug. Serve with whipped cream on top.

Makes one 16-ounce (grande size) serving!

Until next time, stay warm and snuggly!

XOXO,


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Flashback Friday: Old School Carpetbag Pics!

Let’s Take A Carpetbag Ride to the 60’s!

This afternoon we were excited to leaf through some amazing original black & white Jerry Terrence photos..

We picked a few  to share! We had cutie-pie actress/singer Donna Lauren as one of our feature models, as well as these other fab hipsters.

Oldie but goody pics from the original days of JT Carpetbag!

Here’s a cool infographic about our company history!

For more information, visit our website: 

Stay tuned for more Vintage Photos next Flashback Friday!

xoxo,

JT

Re-Invintage Your Old Clothes: The Right Way In 5 Ways

Re-Invintage Your Old Clothes!

Here’s our Fab Five on Solving Your Wardrobe Woes:

1. Make a Difference & Donate

Charities like The Salvation Army & Goodwill will graciously take in your unwanted garbs, and The Salvation Army even offers pick-up services.

2. Throw A Swap Party!

We don’t know about you, but we ❤ any excuse to have a party- and who wouldn’t relish at the opp to show their wardrobe off at the same time? Text/Evite some of your fashionista friends to come over for some 2-Buck Chuck (Trader Joe’s wine) and brie- keeping in mind they are of similar size and style taste. You will have a chance to catch up, your land of misfit clothes will have a home and you will take in some coveted strays as well!

3. Swap Your Clothes Online

Online platforms ranking best for this service are Bib & Tuck and 99dresses–  Their setup allows you to add your clothing and use it as cash to trade with other members for a virtually stress-free swap!

4. Recycle at H&M

We just found this info and are pretty impressed by it- H&M has a program called Garment Collection, which offers retail discounts for recycled goods! You can go online to find out drop-off locations, then grab that new sweater on your way out at a guilt-free price 🙂

5. Cash In 

Our favorite spots to sell clothing to are Crossroads Trading Co., Buffalo Exchange, and Wastleand– They let you bring in unwanted (mostly designer gear only!) merch and will either pay out at 35% in cash or 50% in trade!

Happy (Re-Invintage) Holidays!

XOXO,

Top Ten CAMO Finds

Go Incognito In Camo With our “Top Ten Camo Finds”!
Stay under the radar and on top of your game in camouflage! We hunted down our top ten fave camo finds for your holiday gift giving pleasure- Whether it be from you to a friend, or from “Santa” to you 🙂

 

1. UNIF Camo Coat: $395
nelly.com

2. Valentino Dress: $1,210
montaignemarket.com

3. Hudson Jeans Slim Skinny Jeans: $375
houseoffraser.co.uk

4. Jerry Terrence Original Camo Print Large Tote: $135
jtcarpetbag.com

5. Michael Kors Avra Fur Camo Stilettos: $186
lordandtaylor.com

6. Nasty Gal Cotton Skirt: $58
nastygal.com

7. Retro SuperFuture Camouflage Sunglasses: $190
karmaloop.com

8. Karl Lagerfeld Dial Watch: $195
nordstrom.com

9. Current Elliott Camo Shirt: $246
forwardforward.com

10. Proenza Schouler Camouflage Scarf: $695
barneys.com

XOXO,